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Stephen and Penelope – Shop review

Happy Friday crafters!

On my recent trip to Europe, I visited Amsterdam, and while getting lost through the maze of streets in Amsterdam centre, we stumbled upon this tiny looking yarn shop. I might have begged (only a little) to get in and browse for a while.


Once inside, the shop is actually pretty long, and has yarn, so much yarn, yarn everywhere! The staff was super nice, we got chatting in no time and they were able to show me around the shop and explain what all the different yarns were. I was surprised to learn that you can buy yarn made of nettles, which is pretty awesome! They also had a beautiful range of hand-dyed yarn and a huge range of sock yarn.

I wanted only a few skeins (my suitcase was already pretty full at that point) and the lady who was helping me around suggested Schoppel-Wolle sock yarn, as it is pretty resistant and they had a huge array of colours. She even showed me the socks we had cast on her needles, using that yarn. I asked my husband for help with choosing the colours and we came up with orange ombré and grey: a perfect match! I also bought a project bag with the name of the shop on it as a souvenir.


While I was at it, I also acquired some circular needles, to knit my socks with. The lady was again so nice, she wanted to make sure I was buying sturdy ones that would last me a long time, and recommended against bamboo needles, even though they were selling them.

Overall, I really loved this shop, although some of the fancier yarn was out of my price range. I totally appreciate that it is worth that much, with all the time spent dying and spinning it, but my wallet is a bit too empty at the moment 🙂 If you live near Amsterdam or visit, they host craft nights every Thursdays, which could be fun to go to. They also do online shopping on their website but they do have way more in their shop.

More details:

Website: http://www.stephenandpenelope.com

Address: Stephen & Penelope

Nieuwe Hoogstraat 29
1011HD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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With love,

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I am not affiliated in any way with that shop, this is just my honest opinion on their products and services


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